8 Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, Congratulations.

@CJay77 (4441)
Australia
February 23, 2009 12:05am CST
I have not yet seen the movie and I really wanna see it now. For those who have seen it, does it really deserve to won 8 Oscar? I didn't watch the Oscar's last night and I really wanted to, but I fell asleep because it was on late here due to time differences. I just checked the winners online this morning and this what I see. Congrats to Heath Ledger also and all the other winners. So, is India in party mode now? lol.
6 people like this
34 responses
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
23 Feb 09
Absolutely Cjay! India is celebrating its 3 Oscars. A R Rahman, My favorite deserved this long time back with his better original scores but I guess, Oscar has its own categories and criteria. Congratulations to him, to Rusel K to Danny Boyle and his wonderful team. The posthumous Oscar for Heath ledger was captured in most poignant of moods when his parents ans sister walked up to the podium. Kate Winslet got it this time when everyone was betting on Meryl Streep, my favorite. I just finished watching the ceremony and in absolute joy. I have watched the film, twice. And I loved it even though I have loved many similar films in our country. Its no different except from some edges. I think it overdid some aspects and you would feel the same for you have also spent time in Mumbai. I would not go into the movie in detail but its certainly a matter of great pride for all. Congratulations to the team! Do watch and let me know. I will review it later after you have watched it, May be in mail.
2 people like this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Heya mimpz! Thank you for sharing some moments in Oscars as I missed to see it. And thank you also for not going into detail of the movie, because I would love to see it, I will mail you once I've watch the movie. Congratulations again and to the team who made this film . Thank you dear.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
23 Feb 09
Yes dear and meanwhile I will try and watch THE CURIOUS CASE BENJAMIN BUTON, MILK and the film where Meryl Streep was nominated for best female actor. I have great respect for this actor, she is absolutely stunning! And i loved Hugh Jackman in AUSTRALIA. Did you watch it?
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Yes, I've watched Australia few days ago and James is watching it at the moment. I've asked him if he likes it so far and all he has to say is that it's pretty blurry! So did you like the drover, mimpz?
• India
27 Feb 09
Hello my dear CJay77 Ji, It was a great feelings of all Indians at home, barring few, who said, it was not an Indian Movie (None other than jaya bachan), probably she could not reach to red-carpet. It only shows her charcter. I am really delighted and India is elevevated to new heights. May god bless you and have a great time.
@rainmark (4307)
27 Feb 09
HMm her comment is little bit intriguing, for me, it film in india, the cast are from India and the story portrayed Indian society. So therefore it's indian movie. I really confused, i better to read news about this lolz. Anyway Congrats SLumDog Millionaire
2 people like this
• India
27 Feb 09
Hello my dear CJay77 Ji, So nice of you for your encouraging comments. may god bless you and have a great time.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I'm sure it is great feeling for all Indian's . I always think that it was an Indian movie, but I've heard that it was produced, by a British. I have seen the movie and I really like it. Thanks for the response and may God bless you also.
1 person likes this
@riyasam (16582)
• India
4 Mar 09
i didnot watch the oscars but i did watch the movie.they really deserved the oscars(i would suggest many other movies too.,but as the saying goes,BEGGARS CANT WISH(I MEAN,I AM NOT THE ONE HANDING OUT THE OSCARS)
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
Hi riya! It is nice to see you again and I hope you feeling a lot better . I missed the Oscar's, but I have seen the movie now and I really enjoyed watching it. The Child actor's are great . I'm not sure if I have seen some of the movies that are in the same category of Slumdog Millionaire, but winning 8 Oscar's says a lot though. Thanks, riya.
1 person likes this
@riyasam (16582)
• India
4 Mar 09
it feels good to be back and i am a lot better now.ya,the child actors are amazing,they have tried to depict the evils faced by slum society.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
Glad to hear, you were feeling better, . I remember Salim chooses to be in the bad side, but in the end the love that he has for his brother and the good side of him remains.
@karubod (603)
• India
24 Feb 09
hi...i have not yet seen the movie but i saw the awards function ....that was really great day ....each time they announced slumdog millionaire as winner i was so excited and happy ...and finally i was waiting ofr A.R.Rehman to win and it happened .... beacause he deserves it for captivating music.....
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
You avatar is A.R Rehman, . I actually see his performance in Oscar singing "Sayo" and "Jai-Ho". I could not say more about the music as I don't know what it means and they only play the song in a short period of time. Thanks, karubod.
1 person likes this
@karubod (603)
• India
24 Feb 09
Infact, i too dont know that 'oooo...sayo.lol'.....song but the other song tells about how the boy from slums has faced problems in life and how he got adjusted with that, about how he selpt etc....
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Thank you for explaining the meaning of Jai-Ho . But what is the "sayo" in English? If you don't mind. Thanks.
1 person likes this
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
23 Feb 09
It really feels great and is a proud moment Cjay. I did watch a part of the ceremony and hope to catch up with the rest of it later today as they will be repeating the telecast. I'm yet to see the movie and would be doing so some time in the next few days. The enthusiasm now to watch the movie is definitely much more.Oh yes they are having a blast here, and everyone just seems to talking about the movie and along wih another short documentary by the name Smile Pinky, which won an oscar.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
I didn't see the ceremony because I fell asleep . I am now watching CNN and trying to see some bits (they don't repeat here) from the ceremony and what's going on, I could see some people are already having party in India . Oh, you too haven't seen the movie, I'm not sure if the movie still in the cinema here, but if not, I may ask James to downloaded for me. Congrats again and enjoy the party. Thanks, alokn.
1 person likes this
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
24 Feb 09
Congrat's for the discussion making it to the digest.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Is it really . To be honest I don't know what it means, lol. Thanks to Slumdog Millionaire and to all my friends here (speech is been prepared for this few months ago, lol). Thanks, alokn. BTW, we just downloaded the movie and will going to watch it tonight.
@divinchris (2449)
• India
23 Feb 09
Dude!What a question?This movie does deserve all these credits.Its not a kind of movie where the Elite people normally works.This is something different,Can you Imagine 9 Children from the SLums of Mumbai have walked through the Red Carpet.Isn't it amazing!Hats of to Danny Boyle for giving chances to those Slum dwellers,which has changed their life from the Slums to the Red Carpet.Im so happy for our Music Maestro A.R Rehman,he is rocking everywhere.His Tamil lines(Yella Puzhalum Eeravanuka)which means(All Praises to The Almighty) indeed show his passion towards his native place.I watched the Oscars lively from the Television and I have seen SlumDog Millionaire 4 times as of now.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Sorry about the Question as I haven't seen the movie yet and its just curiosity, but I've heard a lot of good things about the movie. And considering it won 8 Oscar means a lot . It gives me goose bump imagining the 9 Children walking through Red Carpet and its indeed a proud moment. I missed to watch Oscar and I don't think they do repeat here, but I will definitely watch the movie. Thanks, davinchris, and congrats again .
1 person likes this
• India
23 Feb 09
I did not mean to hurt you friend!It was so good for me!
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
No, I'm not hurt with your comments, as I've said before, I haven't seen the movie and I'm just curious and knowing it won 8 Oscar it says a lot though. Thanks again and you have a nice day.
@crainex (22)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 09
i've been heard about it before, but i'm still curious because i heard alot of rumor that the player of this movie still live poor in india. i dont know whats going on the film was success but the star of this movie still live poor
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hi! Welcome to mylot . I never heard about the rumor, apart from one of the respond here says that it was a low budgeted movie and like you, I don't know what's going on. Thanks, crainex.
• China
26 Feb 09
I have just seen the movie just now for the third time.It is really touching and the actors from the slum really acts very well.It is worhty of seeing it for twice or the third time.You will never be fed up with it.It reflects maybe the real side of the poor india and hope more and more people in the world can make effort to help those live in bad living condition.It also teach us a lesson that enjoy what you have now.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
hi cjay, I haven't watch this film too.I am also curious about this film and i am trying to find a copy.Anyways Congratulations to the winners.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
5 Mar 09
Hi dong! I have watched the movie and really enjoyed and I'm sure you will too. Thanks for the response.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
Hello cjay. I have seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire and for me it's a great movie. It shows what people do to survive in this life and to get what they dream of. Like in our country, we see a lot of poor people (young and old) trying so hard to earn money for a living and survive. Some of them gets lucky and some just fails. You should watch it and you'll see. It happens in our country.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
Hello djoyce! I have seen the movie and I think its excellent and the Child actor's are great . I understand what you meant about poor people in our country or in other places, and yes some gets lucky and I think it's also because they have a dream and they motivate themselves to reached it. Thanks for the response.
@rainmark (4307)
27 Feb 09
It is really a good movie,i never seen the oscar awards but this movie won in BAFTA awards too. The staff are really done great! I can't wait to for the release of DVD to watch it. Happy posting.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I agree with you, the team done a great job in this film . And I think the movie is excellent. I haven't seen Oscar's and the BAFTA and I'm not sure if they already showed BAFTA here in Egypt. Thanks, rainmark.
@dpk262006 (55768)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 09
I have read the reviews of this movie. I have not seen it so far. However, I firmly believe that it has something special and outstanding, that is why it has been awarded so many Oscar awards. I believe the selection process is quite a tricky and tough one and a movie is not selected for an award, till it goes through many rounds of rigorous analysis.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I have seen the movie and in my opinion it is an excellent movie. I like the story and the Child actor's are great. I'm not sure if I have seen some movie that are in the same category of Slumdog Millionaire and I'm also not sure what the criteria in Oscar's. Thanks, dpk.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
Thank God Philippine time is more advanced to the U.S time, actually the Feb.22 9:00pm time in the U.S is Feb23 9:00am in the Philippines, so I got to watch the oscar during day time. I was also curious about slumdog millinaire. So finally last night I watched it with my friends and we are very impressed with its wonderful story and screenplay, it was amazing actually and really deserved an Oscars. It was more beautiful than Benjamin Button.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Hello! You are lucky to watch the Oscar's during day time, the show start at 11-12 at night here in Egypt and I normally go to bed at 10. I have watched the movie and I too enjoyed it and I agree with you, it is a wonderful story. I haven't seen Bejamin Button and I'm sure what are the other movies that are nominated in the same category of Slumdog Millionaire. Thanks, jlamela.
@Firefly99 (251)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I did see this movie and I really did enjoy it, however I had no interest in seeing this movie until it cleaned up at the oscars. I had to see it then to see what the big deal was? I was very pleased with this film. It is a Love Story but a very different love story and It is well told! Having said that, I guess it is Oscar worthy tho there are several other films that were nominated I personally preferred to this one.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I just saw the movie and I too enjoyed it and I would like to watch it again. I think the Child actor's are great and so as the story. I haven't seen the Oscar's and I'm not sure which and how many movies are nominated. Thanks, Firefly99.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I have never even heard of that movie. LOL Wow 8 Oscars that is a lot of wins. I did not view the Oscars either. That just did not interest me. They never vote for who or what I am interested in anyway. :)
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
I have seen the trailer of the movie few times and I am going to watch the movie tonight. I do like watching Oscar's, but I fell asleep and misses it, lol. I do understand some people doesn't have interest on watching some awards. Thanks, villageanne.
@lethalboy (112)
• India
24 Feb 09
I watched the OScars in the might it was a very fine cermony i must say n also the Slumdog millionare bagiing 8 Oscars was awesome i saw it all and was very please for india as it got some recognition atlast. Slumdog is a very realistic film n i think it is the time for Indian Directors to come forward with some realistic films. All the child actors in the film were awesome n so was the music king Rahman he is really on a roll
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hello! Welcome to mylot . I"m lucky to see some awards moment the Oscar show last night, it was repeat from a different channel. I've heard that the child actors in the film did a very good job . Thanks, lethalboy.
@Sreekala (18788)
• India
24 Feb 09
Hi CJay, Like you I also didn't watch the Oscar's last night but learned from the newspaper about the awards. Of course India is in a celebrating mood with the awards. I would like to congratulate those who got awards. We are really proud on them. Hope they will get more wards in future too.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hi Sreekala! I hope you did have fun with the party . I actually saw some bits from the awards last night, (different channel showed it). I also hope that they will get more awards in the near future. Thanks, dear.
1 person likes this
• China
24 Feb 09
It is a pitty that i just watch this movie last night, but i have no idea about how many award it got before i read what you wrote in this discussion, actually i watched it because some of my friends who had watched it recommanded it, it deserves to have a watch, at least the romantic story it wants to describe is impressive.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hello! Welcome to mylot . I am going to watch the movie tonight. And most responses says that it is a good movie. Thanks, xianshuixyz.
1 person likes this
• China
24 Feb 09
Yesterday ,I heared that slumdog millionare had won 8 Oscar prizes.So many mylotters in this discussion give this movie high remarks.and now ,I can't wait for downloading it.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hi! Welcome to mylot . It is true that Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscar's . We also downloaded the movie yesterday and will going to watch it tonight. Thanks, krustina.
1 person likes this
@arnon29 (52)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Feb 09
hi slumdog really deserves the award their garnering right now from a low budgeted a film it enters the oscar wt pride of their works. its really touching movie u see the kids surviving in this harsh world. lots of trials they withered. the brother wether his bad but his intention to his brother is good. im sadden because of the hardship they face while growing up. at the very young age they lost their mother and pitted their selves in surviving of the fittest. i talk to one indian passenger of mine and ask his opinion about that movie and he says its a a low budget movie but now its making its wave to oscar. he said that story is really happening in india. that movie really deserves to win an oscar. congratulations to all the people who work hard for making this movie. more awards to come and im really happy for your success.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Hello arnon! I have not yet seen the movie and I going to see it tomorrow and I hope to understand the movie well as I have lived in India for quite some time. As the other responses says, that the Slumdog Millionaire deserves to win those awards and for those kids who done the great job . Thanks for the response.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
23 Feb 09
Congratulations to you also. It deserves all this. Everyone got there reward for doing there work. I have seen this movies at least 5 times. I like it very much. I like music creativity A R Rehman also. All the kids have did a splendid job.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Hi rakesh! It's indeed such a good rewards for Slumdog Millionaire team, for their hard work . We just downloaded the film and I'm going to watch it tomorrow. Thanks for the response.